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Visitors gather in the Waterfield Library Gallery for Rhythmic Hues exhibit. Photo by Jessica Fife.

Paint exhibition showcases students ‘Rhythmic Hues’

Gray Hawkins, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

The “Rhythmic Hues” painting exhibition in the Waterfield Library Gallery showcased a lively range of works from various painting classes held this...

Son of Johnny Cash to release his fathers posthumous album Songwriter on June 28.

The News Reviews: ‘Songwriter’ by Johnny Cash

Ben Overby, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

The announcement of a posthumous album by country music icon Johnny Cash has left fans divided about the ethics of releasing music the artist shelved during...

David Im received assistance from his boss, Sparrow Davenport, after his bike was damaged.

International student extends gratitude toward boss

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor May 2, 2024

Simple acts of kindness can make a significant impact on a person’s day or life. David Im, non-profit leadership studies major, is an international...

Caleb Coil, Ellie McGowan and Dahlia Miller named the spring 2024 Outstanding Senior Award. Photo courtesy of Murray State University.

Outstanding seniors reflect on time at University

MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor May 2, 2024

Murray State has named three students as the recipients of the spring 2024 Outstanding Senior Award: Caleb Coil, Ellie McGowan and Dahlia Miller.  The...

Racer Graduation Kickoff offers graduating seniors the chance to celebrate their successes at Murray State.

Kickoff to celebrate seniors before graduation

Gray Hawkins, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Between a stressful finals week and a fast-paced commencement ceremony, finding the time to stop and relax can be hard. Racer Graduation Kickoff offers...

Cabaret the musical is to be performed from April 25-28.

‘Cabaret’ musical offers glimpse into 1920s Berlin

MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor April 26, 2024

The department of global languages and theatre arts and the department of music teamed up together to present the musical “Cabaret” from April 25-28.  Based...

VIDEO: Lovett Live returns after pandemic absence

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photography Editor April 26, 2024

In the pre-COVID era, music business students at Murray State University produced and hosted Lovett Live, a night of music in the historic auditorium on...

Taylor Swift released her 11th studio album on April 19, exciting fans with 31 new songs.

The News Reviews: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ by Taylor Swift

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photography Editor April 25, 2024

After what seems like a fortnight, Taylor Swift released her 11th studio album, and it’s got Swifties down bad. “The Tortured Poets Department” marks...

The senior art exhibits have entered the Clara Eagle Gallery, with the graduation requirement being split into two rounds.

Senior art exhibits express personal journeys

MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor April 25, 2024

With finals right around the corner, it is time for the senior art majors to fulfill an important graduation requirement: the senior practicum exhibitions.   The...

Willie Carvers poetry book Gay Poems for Red States released in 2023 after Carver quit his job as a teacher.

Poet explores injustice and anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in book

Gray Hawkins, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Murray State’s latest guest author shared a glimpse into his life as a gay educator in the Appalachian south and the strong connection between queer...

Live on Mountain Stage: Outlaws and Outliers released on April 19, offering listeners 21 tracks.

The News Reviews: ‘Live on Mountain Stage: Outlaws and Outliers’

Ben Overby, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

“Live on Mountain Stage: Outlaws and Outliers” is an excellent compilation of Americana music that does justice to the radio program’s 40-year legacy. The...

Beyoncés newest studio album Cowboy Carter brings discussions on what should be deemed country.

The News Reviews: ‘Cowboy Carter’ by Beyoncé

Ben Overby, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

Beyoncé’s divisive new album “Cowboy Carter” is an uneven yet satisfying odyssey through the scope of American music. I wrote a previous column...

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